Results of the Postdoc Contract Ratification Vote

We’re pleased to announce that the one-year contract extension was ratified by a vote of 4010 to 27, a 99.3% margin. A majority of all Postdocs voted to ratify the extension! As of today’s ratification, the contract extension is now in effect and our contract...

Contract Ratification Vote Begins Today!

The vote to ratify a one-year extension to our Postdoc Union contract begins today! In our capacity as the union’s bargaining team, we strongly encourage a “Yes” vote as this will maintain our salary increases, health benefits, lay-off safeguards and many other...

Proposed 1-year Extension of Postdoc Contract

As your elected bargaining team, we have been discussing the best way forward for UC Postdocs as our contract is set to expire on September 30, 2020. Given the great uncertainties created by the massive health and economic crisis of COVID-19, we have voted to support...

NEW: Paid Leave options and job/pay guarantees

We have made significant progress through bargaining with UC over the impacts of COVID-19. Click here for a chart showing the wins and current status of our union’s bargaining demands, and read on for recent updates on paid leave, job protections, and visas. COVID-19...

Update from COVID-19 bargaining session #2

We met again yesterday with UC via videoconference to bargain over changes in our working conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UC had several responses to our demands we presented last week: Paid Leave - UC employees are included in a recently passed federal law...

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

It's unacceptable to scapegoat international students and scholars, and it's also bad economic policy: "A new study shows foreign nationals on H-1B visas make it more likely U.S. workers will be employed and have better wage growth"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2020/05/19/immigration-study-finds-h-1b-visas-help-us-college-grads/#1ed815a25c7f

Hey @SecPompeo @DHS_Wolf @USDOL University of Washington Academic Workers refuse to allow non-citizens to be scapegoated while the ultra-wealthy get handouts. STOP THE ATTACKS on international students & scholars! Pls RT. @uaw5810 @uaw2865 @gwcuaw https://www.newsweek.com/2-gop-senators-propose-bill-deny-chinese-nationals-student-visas-amid-growing-tensions-china-1506949

.@SecPompeo .@DHS_Wolf
.@USDOL 30,000 Academic Workers at Univ of California urge you NOT to restrict or suspend F-1/OPT & H-1B visas. STOP the xenophobic bans on international students. Pls RT. @KamalaHarris @uaw2865 @uaw4121 @GWCUAW
http://uaw5810.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pompeo_Wolf_Scalia_visaimmigration_0522020.pdf

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